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Meadow Fire Half Dome Yosemite

Meadow Fire at 4,906 Acres, 23 Percent Contained

Half Dome Cables Prepare for Weekend Reopening, Meadow Fire at 23 % Containment – Yosemite

#MeadowFire in Yosemite National Park increases in acreage, but also in containment.

UPDATE: 9/12/2014 – Meadow Fire held at 4,906 acres and now 50 % contained.

 

Dramatic photo of the #MeadowFire in #Yosemite National Park, courtesy of Susan Holt.
Dramatic photo of the #MeadowFire in #Yosemite National Park, courtesy of Susan Holt.

NPS Press Release Below

Yosemite News Release
September 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park to Open Saturday, September 13, 2014

Meadow Fire at 4,906 acres, 23% Contained

The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  The cables have been closed since Sunday night, September 7, due to a wildfire.  The Meadow Fire, located east of Half Dome and near Little Yosemite Valley, is currently at 4,906 acres and is 23% contained.
Yosemite National Park is continuing active suppression efforts on the fire.  Over 550 fire personnel are assigned to the fire, including fire crews from the National Park Service and the U. S. Forest Service.  Additionally, there are sevenaircraft dedicated to suppressing the fire.
The trail to Half Dome via Little Yosemite Valley is open to day-use only.  No overnight camping in any areas impacted by the fire is permitted.  All other area closures, including Little Yosemite Valley, Sunrise High Sierra Camp area, Echo Valley, and Clouds Rest, are still in effect.
Visible smoke in the early morning hours may be present in and around Yosemite Valley and the Half Dome Hike.  Visitors who are sensitive to smoke should consider rescheduling their hike to Half Dome or their visit to Yosemite National Park.  Visitors are urged to check the park’s website to get updated information on the smoke impacts to the park.  Updated information can be found at www.nps.gov/yose or http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm.
-NPS-
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U.S. Forest Service providing 243 firefighters #MeadowFire incl 9 hotshot crews & 4 helicopters.

Our own Inyo Hotshots are among the USFS firefighters assigned to the #MeadowFire in Yosemite.

Meadow Fire Half Dome Yosemite
Meadow Fire near Half Dome, Yosemite

Half Dome Cables Prepare for Weekend Reopening, Meadow Fire at 23 % Containment – Yosemite

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National Park Service / Yosemite National Park / Meadow Fire / Containment / Inyo Hotshots / Half Dome / Wildfire / Wilderness / California / US Forest Service

Car Seat Safety Check by the Mammoth Lakes PD

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

568 Old Mammoth Rd., P.O. Box 2799, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

** NEWS RELEASE **

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Kids California Mono County Project, will be conducting a Car Seat Safety Check at the Police Station on Saturday, September 20, from10 a.m. until Noon.

The Police Station is located at 568 Old Mammoth Road.

This will be an opportunity to have a trained person inspect your car seat to confirm that it is properly installed and the proper type for your child. If it is not, free car seats will be installed while supplies last.

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

Children under the age of 8 who are 4’9” or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt.

Car Seats are a proven life saver. Don’t miss this opportunity to make sure your child is riding safely!

FOR TIPS, VISIT THE WEBSITE www.mammothlakespd.org AND SEND AN EMAIL OR CALL OUR TIP HOT LINE @ 760 934-3261.

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MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

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Tonopah Rotary Bingo Fundraiser Coming September 20th

You’re Invited to the Tonopah Rotary BINGO Fundraiser on September 20th

BINGO, Brats, and Beer!

Everyone is invited to join in the BINGO fun Saturday, September 20th at the Tonopah Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and BINGO starts at 5:30.

There will be a cash bar and the Rotarians will be selling brats and chips.

WHAT: Bingo Fundraiser Hosted by the Tonopah Rotary Club

WHEN: September 20th at 5 PM

WHERE: The Tonopah Elks Lodge

Contact: Amy Meier Or Joe Westerlund

At tonopahrotary@gmail.com, or 775-277-0013.

PRIZES:

Prizes are grab bags for each win and big CASH prizes for the big games. The cost is $10 for 1 card and $25 for 3 cards. Proceeds from BINGO and food will help support local and international Rotary projects.

Don’t miss out on an exciting night out with friends!

Anyone who needs a ride to the event on Sept. 20 can contact Lisa Westerlund at 702-328-7583. BINGO!

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You’re Invited to the Tonopah Rotary BINGO Fundraiser on September 20th

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Chili Cook-Off in Tonopah September 15th

CHILI COOK-OFF THIS MONDAY, SEPT. 15th AT THE TONOPAH FARMERS MARKET

Get excited! Tonopah is hosting a Chili Cook-Off…

DINNER MONDAY AT THE CHILI COOK-OFF

This Monday is the Chili Cook-Off at the Tonopah Farmers Market from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to come for a taste of the action!

Awards:

While there will be judges who select the Judges’ Choice Award and present the $200 cash prize, the coveted People’s Choice Award is presented to the entry receiving the most votes from the public. Everyone can sample chili for a quarter and vote for their favorite from 4 to 6:15 pm. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announces around 6:30 and presented with $100 cash.

The Proceeds Will Benefit…

This year, proceeds from the entry fees and sample cups and other donations will go to support Tonopah No To Abuse. Competitors will also be selling bowls of chili, so everyone is welcome to come Monday night for dinner.

Contact:

Amy Meier at ameier71@gmail.com

Reach Amy Meier or Mary Farris at 775-277-0013.

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CHILI COOK-OFF THIS MONDAY, SEPT. 15th AT THE TONOPAH FARMERS MARKET

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Zumba Classes Return to Bishop this Fall

Get Fit and Have Fun with Zumba and Zumba Step Combo Classes

Public Announcement

CITY OF BISHOP

Get fit and have fun with Zumba and Zumba Step combo classes. Instructor Pam Galvin is back for another exciting season.

WHEN:

Classes begin Monday September 8th and will run Mondays and Wednesdays.

COST:

Cost is $5.

QUESTIONS:

For questions you can contact Karey at the City of Bishop Department of Community Services.  760-873-5863

Or, stop by the Bishop City Hall, located at  377 W. Line St in Bishop.

Get Fit and Have Fun with Zumba and Zumba Step Combo Classes

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ICARE Pet Show 2014, Lots of Fun

ICARE Pet Show 2014 Results…

Josi and Candy at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Josi and Candy at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Check out the Photo Album here!

“Thanks to everyone who came out to participate or just watch. It’s our annual just-for-fun event and we love seeing people who cherish their pets.”

Pet Most Like Owner

1st Place: Jesi Ferrell and her silky bantam, Twinkle Toes
2nd Place: Josi Ferrell and her Yorkshire Terrier, Candy
3rd Place: Walt Sharer and his West Highland Terrier, Louie

Most Talented Pet


1st Place: Lucas Brazier and his Australian Shepherd, Moose
2nd Place: Tammy Warner and her Cocker Spaniel, Gidget
3rd Place: Alyssa Roberts and her Border Collie, Abby

Biggest Pet

1st Place: Ana Cummings and her Chocolate Lab, Sage

2nd Place: Scott Harmon and his Catahoula mix, Callie

3rd Place: Rose Bracken and her Shepherd mix, Rex

Smallest Pet

1st Place: Josi Ferrell and her Yorkshire Terrier, Candy
2nd Place: Mallory Barlow and her Chihuahua, Sweetie
3rd Place: Aime Banta and her Chihuahua, Chee Chee

Cutest Pet

1st Place: Pam Vaughan and her Maltese mix, Bobbie
2nd Place: Alicia Ramirez and her Lab mix, Trace
3rd Place: Donna Gadea and her Chihuahua, Chico

Best Dressed Pet

1st Place: Tammy Warner and her Cocker Spaniel, Gidget
2nd Place: Josi Ferrell and her Yorkshire Terrier, Candy
3rd Place: Jesi Ferrell and her silky bantam, Twinkle Toes

 

Outstanding Adopted Pet

(from Inyo or Mono Animal Shelter)
1st Place: Ana Cummings and her Chihuahua, Cobie

2nd Place: Rose Bracken and her Shepherd mix, Rex
3rd Place: Pam Vaughan and her Maltese mix, Bobbie
ICARE of the Eastern Sierra
Inyo/Mono County Animal Resources & Education
Post Office Box 76, Bishop, CA 93515
www.ICAREforPets.org

ICARE Pet Show 2014 Results…

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Crowley Community Center Fall Classes

FREE ESL (English Second Language) Class in Crowley

Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos. Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos en Crowley Lake Community Center. Aprender de conversación, lectura, de la escritura y pronunciación para su uso en situaciones prácticas. Todos los materiales proporcionados.

Free English Class for Adults at Crowley Lake Community Center

Learn Conversation, Reading, Writing and Pronunciation for use in practical situations. All materials provided.

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER

7-8:30pm on September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 30 You may bring your small children if necessary. Usted puede traer a sus hijos pequeños si es necesario. $5 for Mammoth and Bishop residents. $5 (por clase) para los residentes de Mammoth y Bishop. Para preguntas/For questions 760-935-4089.

Other Courses Offered by the Crowley Lake Community Center this Fall:

CSA 1 Fall Classes

Yoga – Ukulele – ESL – Nordic Dryland – AED/CPR

Nordic Dry Land Training Instructor: Nancy Fiddler, local Olympian Get your mind and body ready for cross country skiing this winter with technique, strength, plyometrics, and aerobic training.  Participants need running shoes and attire, short ski poles (preferably old nordic poles, about sternum high), water bottle (with holster is best), and a towel or mat for strength training.  All abilities welcome, but some physical fitness is required. Thursdays 9-11 am *meeting at Crowley Lake Park September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 16, 23, 30 November 6  

 

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Beginning ESL Instructor: Sharon Johnson Learn conversation, reading, writing and pronunciation for use in practical situations. All materials provided. Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos: Aprender de conversación, lectura, de la escritura y pronunciación para su uso en situaciones prácticas. Todos los materiales proporcionados. You may bring your small children if necessary. Usted puede traer a sus hijos pequeños si es necesario. Thursdays 7-8:30 pm September 4, 11, 18, 25 October2, 9, 16, 30

 

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CPR/AED Certification Course Instructor: Rob Deforrest Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Dates TBA *Students must pre-register for this class

 

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Yoga for Everyone Instructor: Desiree Federman                Come enjoy a casual, fun and safe class in a non-competitive environment. *mats not provided Sundays 5:00- 6:30 pm September 14, 21 October 5, 19, 26 November 2, 16, 23, 30  

 

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Prana Flow Yoga for Every-body Instructor: Kelley Doyle Prana Flow Yoga is an all levels yoga course designed to offer each person a way to explore breath and body movements as moving meditation to cultivate strength, flexibility and peace from the inside out. *mats not provided Mondays 8:30 -10 am September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 17, 24

 

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Beginning Ukulele Instructor: Greg Smith All ages welcome: we will explore the magic of music through playing songs on the ukulele. This little instrument can lead on to guitar or mandolin! Space is limited. Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 17, 24 *Each class has a $5 material fee, pre-registration required

The CSA 1 is offering these classes to the public.  Anyone can attend but those residents living in the district can attend free of charge.

If you live Northwest of the Geothermal Plant and South of Sunnyslopes/Tom’s Place then you reside outside of the district and will be required to pay a nominal fee of $5 per class.

All classes are held at the Crowley Lake Community Center unless noted otherwise.

Registration Questions?  Please call Isabel, (760) 935-4089, or email isbxoxo@gmail.com

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Courses Offered by the Crowley Lake Community Center this Fall

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Gymnastics Lessons are Back in the City of Bishop

Gymnastics Instruction with the City of Bishop is Back

Gymnastics with the City of Bishop is back! Enjoy instruction from Jacy Dagenhart, Sara Kokklenberg and Francisco Santana.

The registration period is shorter this session so sign up now for classes beginning next Monday, September 8th.

Classes are available for children 10 months to fourteen years. Schedules are available at the Bishop City Hall or online.

Gymnastics Instruction with the City of Bishop is Back

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The City of Bishop Re-Introduces Fencing Classes

City of Bishop Presents Fencing Instruction by Rick Stroud

The City of Bishop is excited to bring back instructor Rick Stroud for Fencing Instruction this fall.

Classes for Beginners will be held on Wednesdays at 3:30pm and for Intermediate fencers Thursdays at 3:30.

Classes begin September 10th and 11th for ages 10 and up.

Cost is $40 for the six week segment.

For questions you can contact Karey at Community Services, 760-873-5863, or stop by City Hall, 377 W. Line St, Bishop.

City of Bishop Presents Fencing Instruction by Rick Stroud

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Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

CITY OF BISHOP

377 West Line Street – Bishop, California 93514
Post Office Box 1236 – Bishop, California 93515
760-873-8458 publicworks@ca-bishop.us
www.ca-bishop.us
Public Works News Release 2 September 2014 Page 1 of 1

Public Works News Release

Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

The City of Bishop offers a water conservation incentive program to help its water customers save water. The program can provide some water saving items free like hose nozzles and can provide rebates on other water saving items like new sprinkler systems.

Free items include automatic hose shutoff nozzles, hose timers, and
irrigation timers.

$100 rebates are available for water wasting toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers that are replaced with water saving models. A $250 rebate is available for new sprinkler systems.

Specific requirements are available at the city website or by contacting Bishop Public Works.

For most free items you just need to stop by the Bishop Public Works
office, fill out a short form, and pick them up. The incentives are available only to water customers of the City of Bishop and are limited to one per customer account.

Saving water saves money, reduces water rates, protects groundwater, is the right thing to do, and is now required by the state.

Contact the City of Bishop Department of Public Works at 873-8458 for more information on water conservation, the water conservation incentive program, and the City’s water system.

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Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

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